We have been to Hawaii 19 times over the years and we spent New Years staying in a third floor condo at Kuhio Shores. The grounds and the building are well-maintained, and the location is spectacular. Every unit has an ocean view from the lanai. To the east is PK bay and to the west is Lawai Bay. Snorkeling was very good even in rough surf: clear water with no roiling. PK is hard to enter due to the rocks, but the way around that is to enter on the little sandy beach on the far east side of the bay. Lawai beach was crowded at times (especially when a portion of it was closed to acomodate the snoozing monk seal) but the owners of The Beach House restaurant allow folks to use their lawn. We watched whales and turtles from our lanai. This location is close to everything in the Poipu area: Allerton Gardens, Spouting Horn and all of the restaurants. It is a great jumping off point for Waiamea Canyon and the west side of the island -- and a 25 minute drive unto Lihue. There are not many grocery stores in this area, and those like Sueoka's and very expensive, so we picked up groceries at the Times Supermarkt in Lihue on our way from the airport. All in all, this is just a gem of a place. Having said that, it is a condo building so if you like the amenities of the Hyatt you will not find them here (i.e., no spa, no pool and no room service). But for the two of us it was just perfect for our holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the sunny South Shore at Poipu Beach, just 10 steps from the waters edge, these 1 and 2 bedroom condos offer the best in oceanfront vacation rental that Kauai has to offer. Enjoy the magnificent sunsets or watch the surfers or sea turtles from the lanai or go snorkeling at the beach right out front. These condos are as close as you can get to the ocean on the island of Kauai! (Note to Reviewers/Readers: The condo units are individually owned. When writing a review, it will be helpful to readers if you specify in which unit you stayed. Also, please be aware that being independently owned, each unit may offer different decor and amenities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kuhio Shores Condos Hotel Poipu
- Kuhio Shores Condos Kauai/Poipu